Thailand transfers 36 Myanmar citizens from anti-human trafficking camps, juvenile rehabilitation schools

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Thailand transfers 36 Myanmar citizens from anti-human trafficking camps and juvenile rehabilitation schools on 28 August 2020. Photo: MNA

Thai authorities transferred a total of 36 Myanmar citizens via the border friendship bridge (2) in Myawady Township, Kayin State, yesterday. The 36 persons included 32 victims of trafficking in person and 4 boys who need protection under the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The officials of Thailand’s Ministry of Social Development and Human Security led by Tak Province Administrator Mr Waranon Yimmongkong handed over these human trafficking victims and young boys together with Thai government’s cash assistance and their salary 173,183 baht to the officials of Myanmar.
Kayin State Hluttaw MP U Thant Zin Aung, Director U Khin Tun of Rehabilitation Department under the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, Township Administrator U Phyo Zaw Ko Ko, Deputy Director for District Social Welfare U Kyaw Naing Thu, officials of Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force (Myawady), Labour Department, Immigration Department, National Registration and Citizenship Department, Information and Public Relations Department, Public Health Department and General Hospital accepted these returnees.
The authorities have made arrangements for 21 days of quarantine at Thabawa Medication Centre in Thin Gan Nyi Naung Village of Myawady Township and the returnees will have to undergo swab tests. Cash assistance and their wages from Thailand will be given out to them while they are repatriated to their homes. The Rehabilitation Department under the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement will also provide K200,000 to each of them from the national COVID-19 relief fund. Thailand has repatriated a total of 188 trafficked victims to Myanmar this year.—MNA (Translated by Khine Thazin Han)

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